Tag Archives: teens

Design Revealed

A poem for parents of children grown or almost grown. Continue reading

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Why Learning Must Be Hands-On

Education that treats the brain apart from the body will ultimately fail. Our senses cannot be denied. They inform the mind and encode memory. We must see, hear, smell, touch and, yes, taste to form the kinds of complex associations that make up true understanding. Continue reading

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Family Stories Form Us

Knowing stories about their families may be the best predictor of our children’s health and happiness. Continue reading

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The Dread Experience

Hair experimentation meets alarmed grandmother. Continue reading

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Raising Media Aware & Current Events Savvy Kids: 21 Resources

Raise kids to be informed citizens without subjecting them to an information overload or current events-related despair. Lots of activities and resources with 50+ links. Continue reading

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Recognizing Each Child’s Particular Genius

What we might consider idiosyncrasies or problems may very well indicate a child’s strengths. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Transcend the School Mindset

When we think of education, we tend to view school as the standard even if we simultaneously realize that many parts of that school model aren’t really working. Get past the school mindset to foster wider learning. Continue reading

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